I am Pedro Salgado and I am 24 years old. I was born in Lisbon (Portugal) and I was always a kid passionate by movement and ways of expressing myself. I started to train Parkour when 16 years old with some friends in my hometown.
Later on I started traveling and meeting Parkour communities around Europe. Travel now is one of my passions. And besides that I love photography. I always try to get the best shots wherever I go.
When 23 years old I moved alone to the Netherlands to work full time with JUMP Freerun (www.Jumpfreerun.com) and this is where I’m based now. Teaching, making content and keep traveling as much as I can.
See as much as I can of the world. This amazing planet that we live is full of surprises and wonderful adventures.
I don’t see anything as difficulties, I see an obstacle and I try to overcome it.
Parkour is so much my personality, my way of looking at our world. Somehow always exploring the unknown, or in adventures. Makes me feel free. And this freedom is something physical as well. You can go wherever you want without any extra, just you and your body.
In other way, I love to see other people being inspired, see the satisfaction on their faces while they progress, it makes me happy.
I started to train outside, in Portugal there are no specific places for Parkour. But now, since I moved to the Netherlands, I have worked with JUMP Freerun, the best Parkour organization in Europe. So I use the JUMP Academy to train when is raining or to try some new thing.
I guess it is a bit of faith. You must believe in yourself. You never know where your limits are. I try to explore them as much as I can, in a safe way. Another key is the determination. Nobody walked without fail first. And of course, moving with love.
I am a calm person.
I think I had a lot of inspirations while I was kid. Some of them really close, like my father, that was a cliff diver and I used to watch him at the beach in Portugal.
Another great inspiration was Jackie Chan, one of the greatest ‘movers’ of all times. In these days, I guess I can get inspiration from many things. Family is one of the strongest sources.